Essentials of Procurement (719N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

Learn the importance of procurement strategies and techniques in service and manufacturing environments.

You will gain a clear understanding of the importance and scope of the procurement function and explore and critically assess the elements of contracts and contractual obligations.

You also demonstrate how supplier selection and assessment criteria leads to improved procurement performance.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: